In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution: Contemporary Mexican History, 1910–1989 (Google eBook)

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University of Texas Press, Jun 4, 2010 - History
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Héctor Aguilar Camín and Lorenzo Meyer, two of Mexico's leading intellectuals, set out to fill a void in the literature on Mexican history: the lack of a single text to cover the history of contemporary Mexico during the twentieth century. A la sombra de la Revolución Mexicana, now available in English as In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution, covers the Mexican Revolution itself, the gradual consolidation of institutions, the Cárdenas regime, the "Mexican economic miracle" and its subsequent collapse, and the recent transition toward a new historical period.

The authors offer a comprehensive and authoritative study of Mexico's turbulent recent history, a history that increasingly intertwines with that of the United States. Given the level of interest in Mexico—likely to increase still more as a result of the recent liberalization of trade policies—this volume will be useful in affording U.S. readers an intelligent, comprehensive, and accessible study of their neighbor to the south.

  

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Contents

In the Path of Madero 19101913
1
The Revolutions Are the Revolution 19131920
36
From the Caudillo to the Maximato 19201934
71
Table 1 Structure of the Labor Force percentage distribution
123
The Cardenista Utopia 19341940
129
The Mexican Miracle 19401968
159
The Fading of the Miracle 19681984
199
The Beginning of a Painful Transition
251
Bibliography
269
Index
275
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Page viii - Mexico is moving forward to a new historical period, which dispels some of the most cherished traditions and the most intolerable vices of the historical legacy that we know as the Mexican Revolution.
Page 273 - This is the deep conflict that characterizes our transition, a transition that, notwithstanding, is falling increasingly on the far side of what is coming, and less on this side of what has already been. It is certainly not a process that will take place in days or weeks, but rather in years and perhaps decades. Mexican society is witnessing the end of a fundamental agreement within itself, a true change of era...

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